Coconut Balls

Coconut laddoos or should I call them coconut balls as is the trend these days. It is all about raw energy balls these days but I wonder where does the inspiration come from 🤔?
Would I be considered biased if I say it all dates back to our (great) great grandmas’ kitchens in India which regularly churned out all sorts of “energy balls” ensuring those mason jars were always full and placed way above the reach of little prying hands, lest they mysteriously vanished overnight. There was one for all festivities and celebrations too. Not the quickest to prepare, the taste would more than compensate for the effort. Unfortunately with each passing generation the patience levels keep dipping and hence these ten minute no bake/cook coconut balls are the answer to my prayers. All you need is a blender and a few basic ingredients and these goodies are ready in a jiffy. Here is the recipe:

 

Coconut Balls

Ingredients

  • Desiccated coconut (fresh or frozen)- 1 cup and 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened coconut milk (I used Kara brand)- 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil (melted)- 2 teaspoons
  • Honey - 2 tablespoons (increase or decrease the amount as per desired sweetness)
  • Cardamom powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Pure vanilla extract- ½ teaspoon

Instructions

  1. Pulse all the ingredients in a blender until an almost smooth consistency is achieved. You would need to scrape down the sides. Be careful to not over blend the mixture to a paste.
  2. Grease your palms with one-teaspoon coconut oil and shape the mixture into small balls of desired size. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut over the balls if desired.

Notes

Calories (per ball)- 20
Nutrition-Calcium/ Iron/Manganese/ Magnesium/Vitamin B Complex
It does wonders for your- Energy/Hair/Skin/Immunity/ Cardiovascular health/Sleep
This is “My 3pm Meal”

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